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European Union Approves New Gene Therapy Drug
2012-11-02 13:12:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A drug that has the ability to correct errors in a genetic code has been approved for the first time ever in Europe. The European Commission has given Glybera authorization to sell the drug next summer for treating an ultra rare genetic disease. The small Dutch biotech company's drug will cost around $1.6 million per patient, a new record price for medicine. The drug is a gene therapy for a rare disease that leaves people...

Gene Therapy Method Could Prevent Certain Inherited Diseases
2012-10-25 05:29:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) recently revealed a new gene therapy method that can successfully prevent particular inherited diseases. The scientists worked under the college´s Oregon National Primate Research Center as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU and were able to complete the procedure in human cells. With the findings of the study, the new gene therapy will...

2012-10-09 22:11:54

International study with researchers at The Neuro reveals links with other neurodegenerative diseases Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro, McGill University working with a team at Oxford University have uncovered the genetic defect underlying a group of rare genetic disorders. Using a new technique that has revolutionized genetic studies, the teams determined that mutations in the RMND1 gene were responsible for severe neurodegenerative...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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